July 6, 2014 |
When I lined up to run the Haddon Heights Firecracker 5K on Friday, I was in a costume of sorts: blue tank, blue shorts, and calf-high socks emblazoned with the Captain America symbol. It is not the best running outfit - the socks are cotton, which can lead to blisters, sweat-soaked socks, or both. The point was to dress in a patriotic theme, not break my personal record. It's the closest I've ever come to running a race in a costume. It was an attempt dwarfed by Jeff and Karen George LeClair of Princeton, who have won the Oddyssey Half Marathon costume competition four years in a row, in a June race in Philadelphia that's only five years old. "I wish we had known about the first year because we feel like we could have won it five years in a row," Jeff said.
December 6, 2013 |
Tamesha Alexander watched video clips of 1970s NBA games on YouTube with her father and quickly noticed the players' fashion sense, with their long, white socks and short shorts. The image stuck. "When I was young," the Shipley senior recalled, "I always thought that you had to look like the older basketball players that wore short shorts and tube socks with the little stripes on them. "I was inspired by that, and I came in decked out to practice with the headband, the wristband, the socks, the whole nine.
September 27, 2013 |
YOU MAY not be able to buy your way into nirvana, but you can buy Kurt Cobain 's childhood home. Complete with his mattress. Ick. Cobain's mother, Wendy O'Connor , is putting the family's 90-year-old, 1.5-story bungalow two hours southwest of Seattle on the market this week. To help sell it, the family is offering a glimpse into Kurt's early life through photos shot at the house, including one of a chocolate-frosted birthday cake for Kurt and a shot of teenage Cobain smiling, guitar in hand, in his messy room.
March 22, 2013 |
MAYBE HAVING all the toys isn't the best idea. As my buddy Chuck Darrow wrote about in these pages Wednesday, NBC 10 recently debuted a new helicopter called SKYFORCE 10 (all caps!) But on a Tuesday broadcast, reporter Christine Maddela and her crew got more than they bargained for: some doggy porn. Maddela was reporting on an alleged dogfighting ring in Germantown when the camera zoomed in on the backyard only to catch one dog mounting another. Bow chick-a wow wow . "You can see that one dog is . . . uh . . . chained up . . . , " Maddela said, trying to draw focus away from the copulating pooches.
February 22, 2013
Q: I am a worried dad. My 16-year-old son is a good kid. Very much into sports and an honor student. My wife has gotten sick of telling him to clean up his bedroom. He ignored my wife's pleas as well as mine. Several days ago, I decided to clean it myself and put all his soiled clothes in a trash bag. As I was working, I discovered over 40 pairs of socks under his bed that were obviously used to clean himself up after masturbating. I think my son has some type of fetish and do not know how to approach him. I have not told my wife.
February 17, 2013 |
NEWARK, N.J. - Ever since Matt Cooke's errant skate tore through 70 percent of Ottawa star Erik Karlsson's Achilles' tendon on Wednesday night on national television, there has been a buzz in the Flyers' locker room. No, there isn't any chatter about Cooke's intent or culpability in the hockey play, since almost every player agrees that even if he wanted to, Cooke would have a hard driving driving his skate blade into Karlsson's boot. Instead, the Flyers are looking to do anything they can to prevent a similar crippling injury.
February 14, 2013 |
NEW YORK - Small additions - a slouchy sock here, an unexpected slit there - can give yesterday's silhouette a funky tomorrow. Just ask designers showing at New York Fall Fashion Week, the majority of whom are keeping autumn looks long and lean, but are playing with proportion using accessories and details. That means strangely short sleeve lengths, wider and higher peplums, even slightly dropped waists, all hinting that something is just a bit - off. Socks were key in their bag of fashion tricks.
January 18, 2013
The bloodstained sock worn by former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling during the 2004 World Series will be put up for sale next month and may bring in at least $100,000, auction organizers said. Schilling pitched with stitches in his right ankle to stabilize an injured tendon and helped lead Boston to its first World Series championship in 86 years. Blood from the wound seeped into his white sock, which has been on display at the National Baseball Hall of Fame since 2004. Schilling, 46, is putting the piece of Boston sports history up for auction eight months after his video-game company, 38 Studios L.L.C., went bankrupt and left Rhode Island taxpayers responsible for a $75 million state loan.
January 7, 2013 |
Look around the gymnasiums of local high schools next week and you are sure to see a lot of pink. It's Coaches Vs. Cancer Pink Sock Week. Coaches Vs. Cancer is a nationwide collaborative project between the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches. Fund-raising events raise awareness throughout the season, including boys' and girls' tournaments. The Philadelphia-area organization raised $234,000 in the last fiscal year, the most in the local initiative's history.
November 19, 2012 |
One of the most painful moments a small-business owner can face is realizing it's just not working. Maybe it's a product that's not succeeding. Or business taken away by a competitor. When something goes awry and sales take a hit, big changes are needed, sometimes quickly, to turn things around. Socked by competition. Cabot Hosiery Mills had great success in its first 20 years, making private-label socks for retailers like JCPenney and Gap. But in 2000, sales began falling as stores began buying cheaper socks from Chinese vendors, said Ric Cabot, co-owner and son of the company's founder.